Our Publications

Board Handbooks

To help nonprofit boards build strong, effective, legally compliant teams, MANP has developed the Board Basics Handbook and the Keys to Successful Board Recruitment.

Few volunteer opportunities can be as rewarding and challenging as service on a nonprofit board of directors. Community members are asked to give their time, expertise and money; they are asked to bear legal and financial risk; and, sometimes, they are asked to bear public scrutiny for the actions of the organization. At the same time, board service provides community members with the opportunity to support a mission which they care deeply about and to engage in meaningful work on behalf of the organization they have chosen to serve.

In addition to the broad range of free resources about board governance and recruitment practices in our Answer Center, the publications below are an essential resource for any nonprofit governance team.

About the Handbooks

  • Board Basics Handbook: This guide to nonprofit board service is for both new board members and for experienced directors who still have questions about whether their board is living up to its obligations. Download the Board Basics Table of Contents.
  • The Keys to Successful Board Recruitment: It is the rare nonprofit organization that isn’t struggling with some aspect of board recruitment. This publication provides nonprofits with the guidance and advice that will help them strengthen their recruitment strategies and process.  Download the Keys to Successful Board Recruitment Table of Contents.

Pricing + Ordering

These are electronic publications. Your purchase entitles you to download and print one copy of the electronic publication. You will receive an email after your purchase with directions about how to access the documents through your MANP Online account.

New Pricing! Each publication is $25 for MANP Members and $50 for NonMembers.

We offer a discount when both purchased together: $35/$70